Thursday, September 26, 2013

Enabling knit bloggers :-))

love that there are knit bloggers out there like Kathy! She posts patterns I want to knit ( I already bought the pattern...

And my son helped me wind my yarn.

My $50 swift and ball winder have paid dividends in the years since I bought them. 

My knitting ebbs and flows based on time and stress but it always is in the background of my life. 


I participated in a swap with Kathy.

What fun!  I got a fingerless glove pattern and yarn,  yarn cutter, and my DUD surprise of iron on flowers.

It's all in good fun!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Calm & Thankful

Dinner tonight is ravioli with homemade sauce.

Life has calmed down since last week and I'm thankful I have my friends, my children and my family to support me. 

I'm fortunate!

Sunday, September 15, 2013


It's been a crazy week and an unsettling year or two at work.

I've been struggling with do I go or do I stay? Things transpired that the decision is "go". 

"Go" is emotional because this decision impacts my children, a move to a new place and much change for everyone. 

I've done it multiple times in my life and we'll do it again.

Today I headed out for a solo hike. I needed to find my even keel and settle things in my mind. 

I didn't hike for speed but for quiet. I cried, searched my soul, thanked God for the blessings in my life,  thought about the friendships I've solidified on the hiking trails, support given and received from the friends that have shared the trails and found a sense of calm in my decision.

I hope my next adventure gives me the opportunity to find my Zen in nature and amazing friends that add great value to our lives. I have been truly blessed thus far in life and believe you get what you give.